The ceiling fan is the perfect alternative if you're looking for an economical way to cool your home or conserve heat while decorating it. Suitable for both summer and winter use, this device has become more attractive and quieter over time. Find the model you like in just a few clicks on the Côté Lumière online store!
It's perfectly normal to ask yourself, before buying, whether it's better to invest in a ceiling fan or air conditioning. Here are some good reasons to choose this type of air cooler product for both indoor and outdoor use:
- The ceiling fan consumes much less energy than a traditional electric air conditioner, so it's gentler on the electricity bill.
- It costs less to purchase and maintain.
- In the event of a breakdown, the price of the repair will be much more affordable than with an air conditioner.
- In addition, this type of appliance does not accumulate microbes as it can be the case with air conditioners.
- It can be fixed on just about any type of surface.
- By choosing a specific design, it can be transformed into a decorative element.
The wider the blades, the more air the ceiling fan moves! Here is a table that will allow you to choose the right size according to the surface to be cooled:
Surface of the room (in m²)
Fan diameter (in cm)
Less than 8
Less than 70
In the case of a doubled ceiling, the weight of the fan is an essential safety criterion. Added to this is the force exerted when the unit is in operation, creating vibrations.
For a solid and durable installation, purchase the right size screws and plugs.
If this question may seem strange, the answer is positive: you can use this type of device in winter! To do this, simply reverse the direction of rotation of the blades, which must then rotate clockwise. This movement will draw air from the room towards the ceiling and then push it back towards the floor, thus heating the room.
This trick is perfect for saving energy during the winter period!
The inexpensive ceiling fan usually has 2 speeds, compared to 3 or even 4 for the higher models.
Worried that you won't know how to maintain your beautiful white ceiling fan once it's installed? Here are our tips!
By hand with a microfiber cloth wetted with soapy water, with a magnetic feather duster, by covering the blades one by one with a pillowcase or by vacuuming each blade, there are many methods to rid your fan shine of dust grains that accumulate over time.
As for the frequency of cleaning, once or twice a month will be more than sufficient.
If you have a ceiling fan with light, remember to turn off the power at the circuit breaker or by disconnecting the power to your fan to avoid accidents if you touch the sockets.
Pads are fragile, so do not lean on them when cleaning.
Once cleaned, check that the blades and fan are securely attached before turning the power back on.
Avoid the use of aggressive household products in order to preserve the protective coating of the blades for a long time, e.g. in the case of a wooden ceiling fan with light. In the case of a wooden ceiling light, prefer products intended for cleaning wood.
If you can still hear the hum of the old ceiling fan from your childhood, today's manufacturers offer quiet models!
If your new large ceiling fan still makes too much noise for your taste, consider lowering the rotation speed, which will reduce the noise level.
Measure the size of the room to be refreshed and use the filter integrated in our store to choose the right diameter. Don't forget to refer to the table above in this article to know the ideal dimensions.
Other criteria may also be taken into account during your purchase:
- Perhaps you would like a ceiling fan with remote control?
- A wooden ceiling fan with light?
- A powerful fan?
- A designer ceiling fan?
The manufacturers of this type of product are very creative!
As a general rule, the ceiling fan should be installed at least 2.30 m above the floor.
In the case of a sloping ceiling, you will have to choose a fan that comes with the right mounting accessories.
If you don't have a working knowledge of do-it-yourself and/or electrical skills, leave the installation to a certified professional.
There are models suitable for outdoor use, i.e. waterproof and dustproof. This impermeability is expressed in a two-digit Protection Index (PI). For outdoor use, you should choose a fan with a minimum IP44 rating.
Our table to understand this measure:
The first number expresses the level of tightness against solid bodies.
Protects against solid bodies larger than 50 mm
Protects against solid bodies larger than 12.5 mm
Protects solid bodies larger than 2.5 mm
Protects solid bodies larger than 1 mm
Protects against dust deposits
The second number expresses the level of tightness against liquid bodies.
Protected against falling water drops
Protected against waterfalls for a maximum inclination of 15°.
Protected against water falling in rain (maximum inclination of 60°)
Protected against water splashes
Protected against water jets
Protected against the sea
Protected against temporary immersion (up to a depth of 1 meter for 30 minutes)
Protected against prolonged immersion
Protected against high pressure cleaning and steam cleaning
According to your interior decoration, your desires and your budget, you can choose between different materials:
- The plastic ;
- The wood ;
- The fiber ;
- The metal ;
- The glass ;
Don't forget that the whole Côté Lumière team will accompany you during your research, during and after your purchase on our online store. By email or by phone, contact us at the slightest question !